Jaipur police and a team of forest department officials arrested a man on Tuesday for keeping a star tortoise at his house.
The man brought the tortoise due to his superstition considering it as a solution to his family-related issues and has been keeping the wild animal for the past one and a half years.
The accused was identified as Vishal Singh is a resident of the Malviya Nagar area in Jaipur.
According to the police, Vishal Singh has confessed that he used to worship the tortoise with Hindu rituals. The forest department registered a case under sections of the wildlife protection act 1972.
The keeping and trading of wildlife and wildlife parts or products is a crime in India and other parts of the world. The star tortoise has been seized and placed in the care of wildlife experts, added officials.
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